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Monday 25 May 2015 10:05 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

It's all change on the football front as SportsTALK looks ahead to a summer of managerial moves.

Dan and Graeme assess Burnham's decision to part company with joint managers Gareth Risbridger and Danny Gordon and where the club may turn to fill the hot seat. There's also an interview with chairman Gary Reeves.

Maidenhead boss Johnson Hippolyte speaks after taking charge


09:00 Thu 30 Apr 2015
Maidenhead RFC chairman Steve Bough (centre) with the club's coaching team Maidenhead RFC chairman Steve Bough said that the club has yet to sit down and hold an end-of-season review, but that 'everything' will be up for discussion when they do including the position of head
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17:24 Thu 23 Apr 2015
Allan Greene Allan Greene believes that a club like Maidenhead RFC should 'never, ever' finish a season fourth from bottom in the table and he wants to remain as head coach to turn the situation around. Maids
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16:30 Thu 16 Apr 2015
reading fc Cup fever hits SportsTALK this week as Dan and Graeme look ahead to Reading's FA Cup semi final against Arsenal at the weekend. The team talk about Reading's chances, and share the assessment that the
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15:02 Fri 24 Apr 2015
Allan Greene Allan Greene believes that a club like Maidenhead RFC should 'never, ever' finish a season fourth from bottom in the table and he wants to remain as head coach to turn the situation around. Maids
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10:00 Fri 17 Apr 2015
Allan Greene Maidenhead's defence and kicking game were the key to their unexpected 15-7 success over Witney at Braywick on Saturday. Head coach Allan Greene said that Maids have proved that they are a good side at
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09:00 Fri 10 Apr 2015
Allan Greene Allan Greene has claimed his position at the Braywick Road club has been under threat since the turn of the year. Maidenhead's head coach has overseen a terrible run of form since Christmas and the
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14:20 Sat 21 Feb 2015
London Wasps Maidenhead Advertiser has teamed up with Green Flag, Aviva Premiership Rugby's official breakdown cover provider, to offer fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to Wasps v Gloucester on Sunday, March 1 at
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19:45 Sat 16 May 2015
James Haskell London Irish 40 (22), London Wasps 40 (18) London Irish and London Wasps shared 10 tries, 80 points and all the plaudits for an entertaining head-to-head at the Madejski Stadium. It was the hosts who
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12:00 Wed 18 Mar 2015
Steve Clarke Reading's historic run to the FA Cup semi-finals forms the focus of this week's SportsTALK as we look back at Monday's 3-0 win over Bradford City. Graeme and Dan cast their eye over the game
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09:28 Tue 19 May 2015
rugby Windsor's Seb Jewell believes London Welsh's proactive approach to shaping their squad for next season puts them in the driving seat for an immediate return to the Premiership. After a difficult season on the field,
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

Return to our Maidenhead RFC page for all the latest rugby scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.


Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com